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- Silver City. Close to the border with Arizona is the charming community of Silver City, a town dubbed one of the USA’s 10 Coolest Small Towns by Budget Travel.
- Taos. A gorgeous town steeped in history and culture, Taos was named among the World’s Prettiest Mountain Towns by Travel and Leisure magazine. It is known for its scenic location in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, beautiful historic architecture and art heritage.
- Cloudcroft. Located in the northern reaches of New Mexico’s beautiful Lincoln National Forrest, Cloudcroft is a tiny mountain community founded at the turn of the last century when the old El Paso and Northeastern Railway extended through the area.
- Ruidoso. Just an hour or so drive north of Cloudcroft, amid the beautiful pines of southern New Mexico’s mountains is the charming town of Ruidoso. It is named after the beautiful Rio Ruidoso, which translates as ‘noisy river’, that runs through the town.
- Chimayo[SEE MAP] This town is probably best known for its outstanding church, El Santuario de Chimayó. This Roman Catholic shrine is a unique mix of adobe and European wooden features, and boasts a history dating back to the early 19th century.
- Taos[SEE MAP] The town of Taos is known for the Taos Pueblo – one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the United States. Lived in by the Tiwa tribe of Native American people, the site of adobe buildings dates back to between the 11th or mid-15th centuries.
- Las Vegas[SEE MAP] Not to be confused with the desert sprawl in Nevada of the same name, Las Vegas, New Mexico, began life when the Mexican government granted land to settlers in 1835.
- Silver City[SEE MAP] Once an Apache campsite, then a site for Spanish copper mining, it was after the American Civil War that someone struck silver here and a big tent city sprang up.